Summer time in the south just screams Low Country Boil to me! The flavors are an amazing combination; creamy potatoes, crisp corn, salty sausage, and sweet shrimp. (Plus Old Bay always reminds me of the beach and eating seafood.)

This slower version is great if you’re at the beach and need to just stop in the house all day, but not work so much in the evening. However, you can always use these ingredients and just speed up your timing!

(Note: Make sure you add the beer. It’s acidity helps the items absorb the seasonings.)


  • 1.5 lbs small red potatoes, cut in half
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 bottle 12 oz beer (or non-alcoholic beer)
  • 1/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 lb cooked kielbasa sausage cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 fresh cobs of corn cut into 3-inch chunks
  • 2 lb fresh uncooked large shrimp in shells
  • (optional addition: frozen crab legs)


Into slow cooker add: water, beer, Old Bay Seasoning, and potatoes.

Cover the crockpot and cook on Low heat setting 3-5 hours.

Add sausage and corn, cover and cook 2 hours longer.

Increase heat setting to high and add in your shrimp. Cover and cook 30-40 minutes or until shrimp are pink. (If adding crab legs, you can do so when adding the shrimp, it will just increase the cook time for the shrimp.)

Drain and serve hot (typically on newspaper on the table.)

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